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Habits

WATCH: Is This The Secret To Breaking Bad Habits?

Posted 01.23.2014 | Science

What's the secret to breaking bad habits? First, it helps to know how habits form in our brains. They are actually cemented there by a "three-part ...

A Five-Step, Scientifically-Proven Plan For Keeping Your New Year's Resolutions

The Huffington Post | Carolyn Gregoire | Posted 01.23.2014 | Healthy Living

We start every new year with the feeling of a clean slate, a time that we can set our goals and intentions and actually make the changes we want to se...

10 Strategies for Achieving Your New Year's Resolutions

Amanda Gore | Posted 03.01.2014 | Healthy Living
Amanda Gore

The new year is a fantastic opportunity to spend time (preferably a couple of hours) working on your life rather than just being caught up, running around in circles, in your life. Time is so precious that we are flat out getting the basics done, let alone thinking about our lives and how we are functioning.

7 Bad Habits to Avoid

John Murphy | Posted 02.08.2014 | Business
John Murphy

I encourage you to take steps to avoid these like the proverbial plague, and if they resonate with you and your behavior, then I implore you to do something about them -- for your sake!!

5 Habits That Can Wreck Your Credit

Credit.com | Posted 11.25.2013 | Business
Credit.com

Habits are those activities we do unconsciously because we've done them so many times before. We're not even fully aware when we're doing them, and then the results tend to pile up unseen. Of course, credit is one of those things that can suffer from bad habits. So let's take a look at five bad habits that can wreck your credit.

How to Break Bad Habits Like a Boss

Elizabeth McKenzie | Posted 01.23.2014 | Healthy Living
Elizabeth McKenzie

People who are wining at life are doing so because of their positive habits. Through the repeated routines and rituals of their daily lives, they are literally setting themselves up for success.

Maybe It's Time Christians Learned These "Non-Christian" Habits

Phil Cooke, Ph.D. | Posted 01.23.2014 | Religion
Phil Cooke, Ph.D.

Speaking the truth invariably creates conflict because someone won't like it. So we have a choice - either stand up or shrink back.

FOWOT! Can You Guess What It Means?

Amanda Gore | Posted 01.23.2014 | Healthy Living
Amanda Gore

Fear of What Others Think! It is something that rules many people's lives -- not yours of course -- but I bet you know someone whose life is control...

10 Habits of Exceptionally Happy People

Shannon Kaiser | Posted 01.23.2014 | Women
Shannon Kaiser

What I learned is that being happy is possible, no matter how dark your days are, that happiness is attainable, especially when you understand what happy people do to get there.

Yoga to Go: Judith Hanson Lasater on Keys to a Rewarding Home Yoga Practice

Eva Norlyk Smith, Ph.D. | Posted 01.23.2014 | Healthy Living
Eva Norlyk Smith, Ph.D.

In this interview, author and yoga teacher Judith Hanson Lasater, Ph.D., P.T., offers some keys to a rewarding home practice, based on her experience as a longtime practitioner and teacher. She encourages us to look at why we don't practice.

6 Life Lessons You Can Learn From Surfing

Elana Miller, MD | Posted 01.23.2014 | Healthy Living
Elana Miller, MD

When a big wave knocks me over and holds me underwater, it wouldn't make much sense for me to get mad at it, right? But really, we operate that way all the time, fighting forces of life that are as unavoidable as the strength and immensity of the ocean.

Can Wine and Paint Help Boost Business?

Deborah Sweeney | Posted 01.23.2014 | Business
Deborah Sweeney

On the surface, having a glass of wine and painting a pretty picture may seem kind of silly for a staff of adults at a business services agency to partake in. But dig a little deeper and you'll be able to see how it really does help to benefit your company.

The Science of Starting Small

Matt Ragland | Posted 01.23.2014 | Healthy Living
Matt Ragland

In an effort to think small, focusing on a single task feels incredibly limiting. But breaking down a large task in to small wins, you're able to finish quicker and be more productive.

These 9 Cliches May Sum Up Everything You Need To Know About Life

The Huffington Post | Carolyn Gregoire | Posted 10.04.2013 | Healthy Living

Universally feared and loathed by any writer who's taken a Fiction 101 class, cliches are, by definition, phrases so overused that they've become virt...

Breaking Bad Habits

Marcia Wieder | Posted 11.05.2013 | Healthy Living
Marcia Wieder

When I coach people on the obstacles that may be slowing them down or even sabotaging their dreams, often it comes down to behaviors that can be easily corrected. But it begins with honestly assessing and recognizing what it is.

5 Surprising Habits Of Happy People

Guy Winch, Ph.D. | Posted 11.03.2013 | Healthy Living
Guy Winch, Ph.D.

Acquiring new habits isn't easy. But isn't it time we gave our emotional health the same tender loving care we typically afford our physical bodies?

Smoking Is an Epidemic in Vietnam

Andrew Lam | Posted 10.29.2013 | San Francisco
Andrew Lam

If Hanoi wants to really change its population's bad habit, it should do more than edit local films, and it should stop clamping down on information sharing. It should also stop its selling cigarettes.

One Single Surprising Habit of Happy People

Ashley Davis Bush, LCSW | Posted 10.28.2013 | Healthy Living
Ashley Davis Bush, LCSW

Happy people know that life is an obvious miracle. You too can see life in this way once you train yourself to notice wonder. So open your eyes, practice gratitude habits regardless of your circumstances, and watch the happy moments in your life multiply.

6 Ways To Become A Creature Of New Habits

Posted 08.30.2013 | OWN

To quote Joan Didion, "With mere good intentions, hell is proverbially paved." Here's how to kick-start real change -- and start on your path for good...

How to Make a Healthy-Habit Change

Amanda Deverich | Posted 10.08.2013 | Healthy Living
Amanda Deverich

At first, change takes focused attention to become a habit. Once a habit is formed, it will give the budding change momentum and add a helpful inertia that makes it easier and easier to maintain the change.

Out of Sight, Out of Mind

Dr. Wendie Trubow | Posted 09.30.2013 | Healthy Living
Dr. Wendie Trubow

How long does it really take to change a habit? I definitely don't think the 21 days my friend referenced is enough, and if my experience is any guide, the 45 days isn't long enough to really change a habit, either.

Why Behavior Change Apps Fail to Change Behavior

Nir Eyal | Posted 09.16.2013 | Technology
Nir Eyal

Imagine walking into a busy mall when someone approaches you with an open hand. "Would you have some coins to take the bus, please?" he asks. But in this case, the person is not a panhandler. The beggar is a PhD.

The One Thing These Crazy Successful People Do Every Morning

The Huffington Post | Carolyn Gregoire | Posted 08.23.2013 | Healthy Living

Benjamin Franklin -- the original guru of self-control and productivity -- once said, “Early to bed and early to rise makes a man healthy, wealthy a...

How To Break A Bad Habit (And Replace It With A Good One)

James Clear | Posted 09.13.2013 | Healthy Living
James Clear

Most of your bad habits are caused by two things... stress and boredom. Bad habits address certain needs in your life and for that reason, you need to replace them with habits that satisfy that same need.

7 Habits Of Empowered People

Jen Groover | Posted 09.12.2013 | Healthy Living
Jen Groover

Continued awareness brings you closer and closer to the new habit becoming your standard operating procedure and providing a greater sense of peace and happiness.